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Commentary: Arizona Makes the Top 10 – Not in a Good Way

Equifax and Yahoo data breaches. IRS and home repair scams. Small print, fine print, misleading language on contracts. While many Arizonans are vulnerable to poor data practices, scams and predatory behavior, older consumers face unique challenges and threats in the financial marketplace.

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Commentary: Talk of the Town: Explore Arizona on OHVs, but be smart

Riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs) is a great activity for families to enjoy together as they get outdoors and explore Arizona.

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State has dropped ball with schools; it’s our job to pick up the slack

I want the State of Arizona to give the schools the money they need to operate so that we don’t have to ask for override elections.

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Commentary: Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School

The active engagement of parents and teachers in a collaborative effort to promote student success is essential for student growth.

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Commentary: After the horror of Las Vegas, no one knows what’s to come

WASHINGTON -- The investigation into the Las Vegas mass murderer who killed at least 58 people and wounded nearly 500 in a hail of gunfire is still searching for a motive for the massacre.

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Commentary: Taser-related deaths aside, in Cottonwood the show must go on

There is no argument that Tasers are one of the very best tools available to law enforcement officers.

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Commentary: The presidential response to tragedy

Ronald Reagan after the Challenger disaster. Bill Clinton after the Oklahoma City bombing. George W. Bush after the terror attacks in Washington and New York. Barack Obama after the church shootings in Charleston.

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Commentary: When it comes to water conservation, Cottonwood sets example for others to follow

I would like to thank Mr. Paul Ziebell regarding his letter to the editor in the September 23rd addition of the Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle. Mr. Ziebell, you are absolutely right, we live in a desert and what we pay for water delivery is reasonable and if you do a comparison of other municipalities in the northern region of the state you will find that the cost of the Cottonwood water service is not the highest or is it the lowest. In fact, the cost to Cottonwood customers is about the middle of the list.

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Commentary: National Voter Registration Day best day to ensure your voice is heard

The ongoing work of the Office of the Arizona Secretary of State and the Arizona PIRG Education Fund to increase voting in our state isn’t focused on headlines but is centered on results.

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Commentary: Good things happening in Beaver Creek School District

Curriculum Night was a success with over 130 visitors to classrooms.

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Commentary: Mingus offer on shared services fails ‘The Godfather’ test

Hmm … let’s wrap our brains around this. Mingus wants Snyder to work three days a week, at minimum, for a school district that has just one school. The other two days a week, at maximum, would be spent at a school district that has five schools.

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Commentary: Generosity begets generosity: Why retirees should vote yes on overrides

Love begets love. Conscientious care begets conscientious care. Generosity begets generosity. In the end, we will get what we have given.

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Commentary: Time for Mingus to take consolidation off back burner

Since January, a local “grassroots” group has been investigating and then pushing for the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District and Mingus Union High School to study and consider some form of unification-consolidation.

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Commentary: Harvey recovery may derail key goal of Trump presidency

It will take many months, if not years, for Texas to fully recover from the record-breaking storm that slashed a devastating swath of death and destruction across the Lone Star State.

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Commentary: Since when is Southern history strictly white history?

If your precious “Southern heritage” includes swastikas, you may as well quit reading right here. But odds are astronomically high that it doesn’t. The vast majority of Southerners are as repelled by those ons as everybody else.

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Commentary: Hate groups no longer hide behind sheets and hoods

The white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan armies that took to the streets last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, have declared war on America.

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Commentary: Lifelong learning essential for a life of quality, a life of meaning

How do you want to live the rest of your life?

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Commentary: Beaver Creek School focuses on learning, growing

Beaver Creek School District is focused on learning and growing throughout the entire district.

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Commentary: National Weather Service needs to take a look outside when it’s raining

So my next question is does the National Weather Service actually have anyone stationed in any location in Cottonwood?

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Commentary: APS rate case: Not over until ACC votes

On August 15, the five elected members of the Arizona Corporation Commission will tackle the APS rate case. The Commissioners, not APS, will ultimately determine whether the monthly basic service charge and the rates of APS customers’ increase

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Commentary: Fault-finding retaliatory accusations do not serve best interests of public

There is a disturbing precedent being set in our wonderful community.

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Commentary: Coalition of the governing

Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, wrote to her Republican counterparts extending "the hand of friendship" and offering "to work in a bipartisan fashion" to fix the flaws in Obamacare.

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Commentary: Camp Verde names new parks

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation recently received approval from the Town Council for the naming or renaming of two new parks.

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Commentary: Contract with Republicans

In 1994, after 40 years in the wilderness, Republicans swept both houses of Congress, running on Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America," in which the GOP promised to hold votes on 10 popular policies in the first 100 days.

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Commentary: Why are republicans trouncing democrats in fundraising?

The Republican president has a job approval rating around 40 percent. The GOP has an unfavorability rating around 56 percent. And Republicans trail Democrats by nine points in an average of "generic ballot" polls.

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